Album Reviews

Carnifex – Die Without Hope

Carnifex is an American death core band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2005, they are currently signed to Nuclear Blast after having been signed to Victory Records and have released four full-length albums and one EP. The name of the band is derived from the Old English Latin word äúexecutioner; literally meaning, “executioner”  You see the name Nuclear Blast ...

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Heretic’s Dream – Walk The Time

In 2010 Italian guitarist Andrej Surace and singer Francesca Di Ventura came to Great Britain, and, with the help of English bass player Rick Sivier, set about developing a musical identity that incorporated death metal and hardcore through to more melodic pop, and traditional rock and metal sounds. Two years later, having bid farewell to several musicians along the way, ...

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You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth

Arguably one of the biggest bands on the UK rock scene right now, You Me At Six’s ability to appease both rock fans and mainstream radio listeners alike means there’s been plenty of anticipation for their new album to drop. After critical and fan acclaim for 2011’s ‘Sinners Never Sleep’, ‘Cavalier Youth’ definitely has a lot to live up to. ...

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TrenchRot – Necronomic Warfare

In the bands own words – “Only formed recently in 2012, TrenchRot make music within the structure of two rules: 1. Play Death Metal 2. Crush posers”. I am pretty stoked to review this one. The titles alone spark sheer joy into my blackened heart and the album cover is just superb! Now onto the main reason – the music! ...

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Rain of Acid – Ghost Town

Kicking it since 2008, Rain of Acid, a melodic death metal band from Vaasa (Finland) will release its second album ‘Ghost Town’ through Violent Journey Records on January 24, 2014.  Before starting the recording sessions of the second album in 2012, Rain of Acid had the opportunity to be a supporting act for Before the Dawn on a massive Finish ...

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King’s Call – Lion’s Den

Opening with Mother Nature, a track that pours out the gates loudly with the rhythm section prowling and pounding about, a keyboard in support while a mean guitar shakes and shrills the lion’s share of the song into tasty morsels, vocalist Mike Freeland giving it some and a little bit more on the old throat delivery quota, screaming out: “Mother ...

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Keen Eyed – Reflection

Keen Eyed hail from Trieste in Italy and began life as a club band in 1985 covering classic songs from the 70s onwards. As the line-up changed they began to write their own material and play nationally, breaking up in 1991 after having established themselves at what’s gone down in Mediterranean metal circles as a “memorable concert” at the Valentinis ...

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Aborted Foetus – Private Judgement Day

This brutal death army has been throwing out albums left right and center since their formation in 2000. The new album is diverse and packed full of surprises as they possess some grind elements as well as more complex structures so plenty to enjoy here. Savage Dominance This shakes the aural somewhat with unruly terrifying screams and vicious pig squeals ...

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Fallen Fate – Into the Black

Formed way back in 2005 and from Darlington this quartet have remained steadfast and now produced another sizzling creation of fast blinding metal. Playing at some of the larger festivals, as well as appearing in Terrorizer Magazine but still find the time to write this their second release from which was recorded in Stymphalian Productions in York with Producer James ...

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Sepultura – The Mediator Between Head & Hands Must Be The Heart

Rewind back to the Mid 90’s – Sepultura were one of the leading lights in Metal. After coming out of Brazil in the 80s with the break through thrash classic ‘Beneath The Remains’ – they then smashed the metal world with one classic after the other, ‘Arise‘, ‘Chaos AD’ & then ‘Roots’. With Roots Sepultura & Ross Robinson helped to ...

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